In addition to working at the day camp twice a week, on the other weekdays, back at the place where I’m living, there’s breakfast, then everyone meets (this includes staff, interns, visitors, etc), then the other interns and myself have group journaling, “work crews” (gardening, cooking, painting, etc), various workshops, and group time at night which could consist of any myriad of things.
- Painting buildings
- Hugging trees
- Yoga (which I’ve never done, and it was my intent to exercise a bit before leaving for PA, just so I could prepare myself for daily excercise)
- Camping (possibly…never been camping before)
- Hiking/Rock climbing (possibly…also have never rock climbed)
- Drumming and Capoeira (which i have really wanted to try)
- Songwriting workshop
During my time off, I’d like to attend the Live 8 concert in Philly (w/o this internship, there wouldnt even be a possibility of attending), visit NYC, and visit Washington DC. We’ll see how all of those work out.
What I fear most is (1) Yoga – Im not “fat” or even overweight…but that doesnt mean Im in shape. I havent done regular excercise since…oh, 2000 – back when PE was required. I’ve worked out a dozen times maybe in the past 5 years…so this yoga stuff is freaking me out…esp. since Im not flexible. Also, Im interested in yoga and attempted it before, but man, I just couldnt do it. I have no endurance. Why? Because I havent exercised in 5 years! (2) I dont know whats expected in the music/singing area. I dont play any music, so i cant be forced to do anything there…but the singing. I dont sing well and I have stage fright…but again, Im starting new, so I can pretend I dont have stage fright. I dont really sing in front of people, and Im not sure Im prepared to start.
But as you can see, for 7 weeks, theres a lot for me to be involved with. I know how Ive been in the past, repeatedly saying no to new experiences Im uncertain about. Id like to keep the “no’s” to a minimum.